Opened in 1972, the Bush Theatre is a unique venue in London and is housed in a beautiful Victorian former library in Shepherds Bush. It is seen as an important London producing theatre, deeply embedded in its diverse west London community and presenting cutting edge new work for a new generation. It will, therefore, come as no surprise that its annual programme is predominantly made up of new plays with the odd revival of a forgotten late twentieth-century drama thrown in for good measure! Since its inception in the early 70’s it has won over 100 awards for its ability to discover fresh playwrights and it goes without saying that the productions here can be risqué, innovative and insightful. Facilities wise, the Bush offers two performance spaces with a combined capacity of 250 and boasts a cosy, welcoming bar and café which, with its floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled with play texts, resembles a little of the original library. Getting here is pretty easy too as Shepherds Bush Market Underground Station is just across the road.